Dunn County, WI Obituaries
August 2002

The obituaries posted here are reprinted with permission from the Dunn County News, Menomonie, Wisconsin. These are "current" obituaries, beginning with the 
August 4, 2002 issue of The Dunn County News.

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Arlyn R. Boreen

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 4, 2002, A6

Arlyn R. Boreen, age 81, passed on at his home in rural Menomonie on Friday, Aug. 2, 2002.

He was born Jan. 6, 1921, at Wittenberg to John and Mayme (Hamilton) Boreen.

He is survived by his wife, June, of nearly 57 years; five daughters, Cynthia (Curtiss) Krueger, Arlene Krueger, Shirley (Michael) Baumann, Marilyn (Mark) Lester and Brenda (Randy) Stein; 20 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Vernon (Marian) of Green Bay; two sisters, Mildred and Marian Boreen of Wittenberg; four sisters-in-law, Viola, Doris, Edith and Esther; nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, 15-month-old Barbara Jean (1964); a grandson, Mitchell (1986); five brothers, Howard, Floyd, Vincent, Kenneth and Donald, and a sister, Gladys Boreen.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. today (Sunday, Aug. 4) at the Michael Baumann residence, N3040 440th St., Menomonie, with visitation starting at 1 p.m. Charles Thain and Robert Eberhardt will officiate. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, with services at 1 p.m. Monday at Baseman Warehouse, with visitation one hour prior. 

Marlin A. Fayerweather

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 4, 2002, A6

Marlin A. Fayerweather, age 91, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at Myrtle Werth Hospital - Mayo Health Systems in Menomonie.

Arrangements are pending at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Leonard C. Harnisch

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 4, 2002, A6

Leonard C. Harnisch, age 86, of Connorsville, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Myrtle Werth Hospital - Mayo Health System in Menomonie, following a stroke on Monday in his shop.

Leonard was born Nov. 22, 1915, in Dunn County to William and Mary (Kliegle) Harnisch. Leonard married Olga Kovacik on Sept. 25, 1937. He worked as a milk hauler and in 1941 started logging in conjunction with hauling milk. In the 1950s, he started Harnisch Lumber Sales and hired portable saw mills to saw his farm lumber for retail sales. In 1977, he left the sawmill and retail lumber sales and formed Harnisch Stihl Saw Sales and Harnisch Logging. Presently, Leonard sold and worked on Stihl chain saws.

Leonard made 27 trips to Colorado to hunt over the years; he also enjoyed fishing in Canada, his last trip was in June. Those were all done with family and friends.

Leonard is survived by three children, Carolyn DeLong and friend Denny Carpenter of Lake Elmo, Minn., Gary Harnisch and wife Nilla of Connorsville, and Sheri Schroeder and husband Dave of Menomonie; four grandchildren, Barbara Bartz and husband Paul, Bryan Harnisch and wife Laura, Zachary and Elizabeth Schroeder; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers and four sisters, Ray Harnisch and wife Dorothy of Bloomer, LaVern Harnisch of Wheeler, Marvin Harnisch of Menomonie, Mae Harnisch of Florida, Doris Sedlacek of Chicago, Helen Genna and husband Frank of Florida, and Joyce Deems of California, and brother-in-law Charlie Kovacik of Connorsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Olga in 1997; three brothers, Ed, John and Douglas; sister, Loretta Winget, and infant brother and sister, Wilford and Genevieve.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, at Faith Evangelical Free Church in Boyceville, with Pastor Paul Hedstrom officiating. Burial will be in Tiffany Cemetery, Boyceville.

Friends may call at the Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City from 4:30 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Roy Thomas

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 4, 2002, A6

Roy Thomas, age 90, of Menomonie, formerly of Spring Valley and Clear Lake, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Rick Manning officiating. Burial will be in the Weyerhauser Cemetery.

Friends may from 4 to 7 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley and one prior prior to services Monday at the church.

Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley, is handling arrangements.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

[See complete obituary below]

Galen Reidt

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 4, 2002, A6

Private services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, for Galen Reidt, age 72, of Barron, formerly of Menomonie, who died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Richard J. Brown

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 7, 2002, A6

Richard James Brown, age 79, of Beverly Hills, Mich., died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at Wm. Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich.

He was born June 3, 1923, in Menomonie. He was married to the former Elsie Sutton.

He attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout where his father was a professor for 32 years. He became a B-17 Flying Fortress captain pilot and flew 43 missions during World War II. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross after completing his bachelor's degree in industrial arts and taught in the Ottumeva, Iowa, High School for four years. He joined the Chrysler Corp. in 1950 and finished a 30-year career as personnel manager of the Export-Import Division in 1980.

Survivors include his wife; four children, Lane Brown of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., LeeAnn Sprunk of Traverse City, Mich., Lori Brown-Platts of Northville, Mich., and Lance Brown of Redlands, Calif.; and 10 grandchildren.

Visitation is from 3 to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday), at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Road (four blocks east of Woodward), Royal Oak, MI 48067.

Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery in Troy. Memorials preferred to juvenile diabetes.

Marlin A. Fayerweather

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 7, 2002, A6

Marlin A. Fayerweather, age 91, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Pepin.

Friends may call one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

A full obituary will be published in the Sunday, Aug. 11, edition of The News. [See below]

Andrea K. Saxton

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 7, 2002, A6

Andrea K. Saxton, age 22, of Eau Claire, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, in Hurley.

She was born Jan. 3, 1980, in Menomonie to Calvin and Kim (Nolde) Saxton.

Andrea attended North High School in Eau Claire. She was a loving mother and cared deeply for her family.

Andrea is survived by her 4-year-old daughter, Taylor; her parents, Calvin and Kim Saxton of Eau Claire; a sister and a brother, Lori Saxton and Justin Saxton, both of Eau Claire; her grandparents, Lowell and Rose Saxton of Menomonie, Dale and Mary Collins of Eau Claire, and Roger Nolde of St. Paul, Minn.; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. David Guerrero officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Center Cemetery in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn County.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

Roy Thomas

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 7, 2002, A6

Roy Thomas, age 90, of Menomonie, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

Roy was born May 31, 1912, in the Town of New Haven, Dunn County, the son of Phillip and Mary (Ryder) Thomas. He grew up in the Town of New Haven on the Bolen Creek. On Nov. 24, 1936, Roy married LaVerna McCumber at Pastor Wolf's home in Ladysmith. They lived in Eau Claire for a short time before moving to the Holcombe area where Roy worked at a logging camp. Roy and LaVerna "Sis" moved to South St. Paul where they lived for about two years. Roy drove truck for Armour's out of South St. Paul and also for Barton and Ruan Gasoline Transportation.

In 1946, they moved to a farm at Clear Lake. Roy worked the farm and continued to drive truck. They sold their farm in 1977 and moved to Spring Valley where they lived until 2000 when they moved to Menomonie.

Roy was a 4-H leader, was on the TV show, Bowling for Dollars, and was the proud owner of a registered patent of a truck transmission now called the Road Ranger.

Survivors include his wife, LaVerna "Sis" Thomas of Menomonie; two sons, Bob (Helen) Thomas and Larry (Glenise) Thomas, both of Menomonie; a daughter-in-law, Audrey Thomas of Wilson; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Harvey Thomas; two brothers, Harold and Aaron Thomas; and two sisters, Amy McMahon and Florence Rosen.

Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley. Rev. Rick Mannon officiated the service. Music was provided by Linda Anderson, organist, and Dorla Holm, vocalist. Burial was in Weyerhauser Cemetery in Weyerhauser.

Pallbearers were Roy's grandsons, Mark Thomas, David Thomas. Dan Thomas, Troy Thomas, Jeff Thomas and Steve Thomas.

Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.

Gerald J. Tilseth

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 7, 2002, A6

Gerald J. Tilseth, age 77, passed away Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at his home in Big Pine Key, Fla.

He was born Feb. 1, 1925, in Menomonie to Louis and Alma (Wiede) Tilseth. After serving in the Marine Corps during World War II, he made his home in Chicago, Ill. He later retired in Big Pine Key.

Gerald is survived by his beloved daughters, Jeanne Tilseth of Chicago and Terry Ridge of Sacramento, Calif.; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren. He will also be sadly missed by three brothers and one sister, Shirley Goers and Gene (Shirley) Tilseth of Menomonie, Don Tilseth of Big Pine Key, and David (Carol) Tilseth of Eagan, Minn.; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Spencer; a brother, Allen; and an infant sister.

Memorial services will be held in Big Pine Key.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling local arrangements.

 

Ronald F. Moldenhauer

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 7, 2002, A6

Ronald Fredrick Moldenhauer, age 60, of Wilson, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at the Baldwin Area Medical Center in Baldwin.

Ron was born July 26, 1942, in Baldwin, the son of Frederick and Margaret (Glampe) Moldenhauer. He grew up in Cady where he attended Plainview Country School and Spring Valley High School. On Nov. 2, 1963, he married Audrey Bien at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley.

Ron worked for Sweeney Brothers Construction and other construction companies. He worked for Mid America and in 1987 bought their trucks and started Ron's Trucking. He retired in June 1999.

Survivors include his wife, Audrey of Wilson; one daughter, Traci (Jerry) Goossen of Clear Lake; two sons, Troy Moldenhauer of Boyceville and Todd Moldenhauer of Wilson; a grandson, Alex Goossen; special friends, pets Dakota, Bubba and Digger. He is also survived by two sisters, Darlene "Sis" (Harold) Wilk of Menomonie and Dawn "Popper" (Paul) Kangas of Spring Valley; one brother, Tom Moldenhauer of Wilson; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Gary Moldenhauer.

Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at the Wilson Lutheran Church in Wilson. Rev. Jeff Driscoll officiated the service. Music was provided by Carole Lynum, organist, and Cindy Kongshaug and Luanne Prochnow, vocalists. Burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery in Spring Valley.

Honorary bearers were Dick Marcott, Virgil Larson, Dean Timm, Kenny Timm, Joe Berghammer and Fritz Schillinger. Pallbearers were Ron Bien, Shane Kangas, Danny Wilk, Todd Timm, Lance Peterson and Robby Miller.

Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.

Marlin A. Fayerweather

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 11, 2002, A6

Marlin A. Fayerweather, age 91, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

He was born Sept. 23, 1910, in Pepin County to Clarence and Ida (Brunkow) Fayerweather. He married the former Louisa Miller on June 21, 1934, in Maiden Rock.

Marlin farmed with his father in the Town of Pepin until 1946 when he and his family moved into Pepin and Marlin worked in Louisa's Brothers Gas Station. He also worked at the Pepin Farmers Union, drove school bus, and was a member of the Pepin Volunteer Fire Department. In August 1953, they moved to Wheeler where he managed the feed mill until 1959. He was custodian and bus driver for the Wheeler School until 1966, then started working at Memorial Hospital, retiring from there in 1977.

Marlin was very active in the Methodist Church in Pepin and Wheeler as custodian, on the administrative board, and as trustee, and is currently a member of the Menomonie United Methodist Church. His hobbies were photography, woodworking and raising flowers. He was a volunteer driver and a volunteer at the Wheeler Senior Center. He and his wife moved to the Hosford-Rich Apartments in March 1997 where he lived until he moved to Potter's Country Home in May 2002.

Marlin is survived by a son, Duane (Helen) Fayerweather of Stillwater, Minn.; three daughters, Marilyn (Richard) Fruit of Menomonie, Ardis (Wendell) Garnhart of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Joyce (Kurtis) Fruit of Darby, Mont.; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Louisa; one brother, Arley; one sister, Vera Miller; and a foster granddaughter, Kim Falk.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Rev. Marilynn Rushton officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Pepin.

Friends may call one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is handling arrangements.

Edna Mae Taylor

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 14, 2002, A6 

Edna Mae Taylor, age 100, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Edna was born Sept. 11, 1901, in Wayland, Iowa, to Daniel and Mollie (Gerig) Orendorff. Edna grew up in Wayland and was the first Mennonite girl to attend high school. After high school, she attended Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, graduating with a degree in education.

On June 9, 1920, Edna was united in marriage to John Arthur Taylor. They lived in Iowa and Superior where Mr. Taylor was a teacher and principal. After his death in Superior,

Edna returned to Iowa where she taught school in Washington and Davenport, retiring at age 70 and moving to Menomonie.

Edna was a faithful member of the Menomonie United Methodist Church. She was a spiritual inspiration to other church members as she devoted her life to serving the Lord. In her lay ministries she attended many Lay Witness Missions and participated in the Walk to Emmaus. Edna was also given the Harry Denman Evangelism award for her outstanding evangelism in the State of Wisconsin. She was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood for 62 years and was instrumental in organizing several new chapters in Iowa and Wisconsin.

Edna is survived by three daughters, Evelyn (Hank) Burgraff of Ankeny, Iowa, Marianne (Bob) Koser of Barnes, and Jane (Ed) Stoneburner of Racine; one son, John (Annette) Taylor of Menomonie; a sister, Geneva Boshart of Wayland; 20 grandchildren; numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren; and many dear friends who will all sadly miss her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; his husband, John, in 1951; a daughter, Elaine Koski; and a grandson, Phil "Rusty" Burgraff.

Edna's family expresses their appreciation to the American Lutheran Home and the Dunn County Health Care Center for their loving care extended to Edna while in their care.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, at the United Methodist Church in Menomonie with the Revs. Marilynn Rushton and David Boshart officiating. Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the Wayland Cemetery in Wayland.

Friends may call one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.

Timothy A. Hintz

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 18, 2002, A6

Timothy A. Hintz, age 25, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2002, as the result of a car accident in the Town of Red Cedar.

Tim was born Sept. 18, 1976, in Menomonie to John R. and Linda M. (Maves) Hintz. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonie and attended St. Paul's Parochial School. Tim graduated from Menomonie High School.

Tim had a great sense of humor and was always ready to help someone in need. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and his hound dogs. He was also a fan of WWF wrestling and NASCAR racing. Tim loved children, especially his nieces and nephews, and children loved him, too, for his fun-loving ways. He was engaged to to be married in June 2003.

Tim is survived by his parents, John and Linda Hintz of Menomonie; his fiancé, Brooke Koehler of Menomonie; two brothers and one sister, Chad Hintz of Menomonie, Michelle Hintz (Tom Leach) of Boyceville, and Luke (Jodi) Hintz of Menomonie; two nieces and one nephew, Suzanne and Ben Hintz and Lauryn Hintz; his grandparents, Melvin and Diane Maves and Dick and Shirley Hintz, all of Menomonie; aunts, uncles and cousins; and other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by Margaret Will (Granny), Caleb Leach (nephew), Jamie Hintz (nephew), and Albert and Ella Hintz (great-grandparents).

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. John Mikkelson officiating. Burial was in Sherman Cemetery in the Town of Sherman.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements for the family.

Francis Andrew Roland

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 18, 2002, A6

Francis Andrew Roland, born Oct. 10, 1937, loving husband, admired father, and devoted Gramps, was called to be with God up in heaven on Aug. 10, 2002, after suffering a heart attack at age of 64 while building a missionary Bible School dormitory in New Mexico.

Francis is survived by his devoted wife of 41 years, Mary Ann; his children, Daniel (Kellie) Roland, Coleen Roland, Brian (Traci) Roland, and Christine (fiancé Bryan Mullins) Roland; grandchildren, Cody, Andrew and Ashley Roland; a brother, Walter (Sally) Roland Jr.; and a multitude of friends whom he had met on his blessed journey of life.

He was preceded in death by his infant granddaughter, Riley Caitlin Roland.

Francis was born in Menomonie and had lived with his family in the Dallas area for the last 25 years.

An expert bricklayer, Francis spent the last several years serving the Lord and utilizing his talents for God at Christ for the Nations Institute. All those who knew him, knew he was a man who loved God and put others first. He died doing what he loved to do the best, going on Mission trips and working for the Lord. Those he left behind will always remember his integrity and kind spirit. He will be forever missed by all who loved him so.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002, at CFNI-Library Chapel, 504 Fawn Ridge Drive, Dallas, Texas.

Please send donations in lieu of flowers to: Lazelle Powell, Christ for All Nations, P.O. Box 63, Counselor, NM 87018, RE: Francis A. Roland - Building Fund.

Waxahachie Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Merle G. Andresen

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 18, 2002, A6

Merle George Andresen, age 77, of Oshkosh, formerly of Omro, died with his loving wife, Ruth, at his side, Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 13, 2002, at his home in the Town of Black Wolf, following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Holstein, Iowa, on April 25, 1925. He grew up on the family farm. He was educated in Iowa, and served his country in the United States Marine Corps during World War II in the South Seas. He was wounded in action and received the Purple Heart. He married Mae Meyers on July 15, 1945, in Minnesota. She preceded him in death Sept. 6, 1996. He married Ruth Mahr Delap on March 24, 2001, in Oshkosh. Ruth survives.

Merle farmed with his parents when he was growing up. Following his time in service, he worked setting up chicken farms throughout the country. He then farmed a small farm in the Menomonie area. When he moved to Oshkosh, he worked as a tool and die maker at the Square-D Co. in Oshkosh until he retired at age 62.

Merle had a great sense of humor. He liked to tease people. He enjoyed making wood crafts and fixing machinery. He loved polka music and making wine and sharing the wine he made with family and friends. In spite of the many health problems that he had, he would always say, "God never gives you more than you can handle." He had been a member of the Disabled American Veterans in Menomonie.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth; a son, the Rev. Ronald (Karen) Andresen of Black Forest, Colo.; a daughter-in-law, Sally (David) Raddatz of Oshkosh; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by four stepsons, Dennis (Debra) Delap of Milwaukee, David Delap of Florida, Donald Delap of Iowa, and Dale (Virginia) Delap of Argos, Ind.; three stepdaughters, Diana (Rick) Dickey of Oshkosh, Debbi-Sue (Jerry) Reed of Etna Green, Ind., and Darla (Dennis) Kinsey of Tippecanoe, Ind.; numerous stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; other relatives; and dear friends.

Merle was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Gary Andresen, who died in 1970; and two brothers, Harold and Clarence Andresen.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at the Ruminski Funeral Home in Redgranite. The Rev. Paul J. Mundinger officiated. Burial with full military honors was in the Colburn-Leola Cemetery, Town of Colburn, Adams County.

Memorials will be appreciated for Aurora Hospice of Fond du Lac or St. Agnes Hospice Hope of Fond du Lac.

Ruminski Funeral Home in Redgranite served the family.

Carole A. Thorn

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 21, 2002, A6

Carole A. Thorn, 66, formerly of Eau Claire, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at Lakeside Nursing and Rehabilitation at Chippewa Falls.

She was born in Mankato, Minn., on Aug. 25, 1935, the daughter of Charles "Ted" and Leona (Raedel) Hagen. She moved with her family to Eau Claire where she graduated in 1953 from Eau Claire Senior High School.

Carole married Clifford R. Lorenz on Dec. 24, 1966, in Eau Claire. Cliff died in 1973. She married Darrel "Doley" Thorn in Red Wing, Minn., on July 28, 1975. Doley died in 1977.

Carole was a secretary at Consumer's Co-op Credit Union many years and then at OK Tire until 1985.

Survivors include her mother, Leona VanDenbroek of Altoona; two sons, Mark (Debra) Lorenz of Menomonie and David Lorenz of Hallie; two sisters, Janet Holman of Altoona and Marian (Marv) Grzys of Escondido, Calif.; two brothers, Chuck (Arlene) Hagen of Eau Claire and Jim (Judy) Hagen of The Woodlands, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Hagen; stepfather, Clarence "Van" VanDenbroek; and a brother-in-law, Glen Holman.

Memorial services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, at Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home in Eau Claire with Pastor Gerald Mann officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in the Town of Washington.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the funeral home.

Mabel E. Hardy

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 21, 2002, A6

Mabel E. Hardy, age 98, of Menomonie, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Mabel was born on Nov. 2, 1903, in the Town of Menomonie to John and Augusta (Strehlau) Green. She married LaVerne Hardy in July 1924 in Menomonie. She lived in the Menomonie area all her life.

Mabel worked at Ben Franklin and Jaeger's Bakery until retiring from the bakery in 1967. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and babysitting, especially her grandchildren and her neighborhood children.

Mabel is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Hardy of Menomonie and Sandra (Kenneth) Marquardt of Forest Lake, Minn.; four grandchildren, Sheila (Allan) Lemke of Anoka, Minn., Brian (Kelly) Marquardt of Lindstrom, Minn., David (Elizabeth) Marquardt of Longmont, Colo., and Scott (Jennifer) Marquardt of Parkers Prairie, Minn.; six great-grandchildren, Mark (Rachel) Lemke, Craig (Joy) Lemke, and Tanner, Lauren, Keller and Jack Marquardt; one great-great-grandson, Dalton Lemke; four sisters, Edna Gallman, Esther Thibado and Marion (Clarence) Ford, all of Menomonie, and Dorothy Dickerson of Warren, Mich.; one brother, John (Ann) Green of North St. Paul, Minn.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Irma Hathaway and Lillian Wagner; and four brothers, Louie, Harry, Melvin and Clarence Green.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002, at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. J. David Whelan officiating. Burial was in Peace Lutheran Cemetery.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Peace Lutheran Church.

William "Bill" R. Jorgenson

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 21, 2002, A6

William "Bill" R. Jorgenson, age 60, of Knapp, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002, at Gospel Mission Baptist Church in Knapp with the Rev. LeRoy Nelson officiating. Burial was in Teegarden Cemetery in the Town of Lucas, Dunn County, with military honors by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie was in charge of arrangements.

James E. Amundson

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 21, 2002, A6

James E. Amundson, age 68, of Boyceville, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2002, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

James was born March 20, 1934, in Prairie Farm to Ray and Myrtle Agnes (Helgeson) Amundson. He was baptized and confirmed at West Akers Lutheran Church.

James served in the United States Army from 1954 until 1956. He later married Genevieve Loretta Rosholt on April 30, 1960, in Milwaukee. James worked for Allis-Chalmers in West Allis for many years until retiring.

In his retirement, James enjoyed repairing and collecting tractors, lawn mowers, watches, typewriters, sewing machines, etc.

James is survived by one daughter, Kim Amundson (John Castillo) of Kenosha; two stepdaughters, Ginger (David) Klug and Robin Langenbach (George Sweet), both of Milwaukee; three sisters and one brother, Ardath Clickner of Wabasha, Minn., William Duane Amundson of Big Flats, N.Y., Muriel (Joseph) Evan of Prairie Farm, and JoAnn (William) Dehn of St. Francis, Minn.; one sister-in-law, Martha Amundson of Menomonie; special friends, Mike (LaVera) Larson of Menomonie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Genevieve, and one brother, Raymond.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, at West Akers Lutheran Church, Town of New Haven, Dunn County, with the Rev. David Almlie officiating. Burial will be in Vanceburg Cemetery, Town of Sheridan, Dunn County, with military honors provided by the American Legion.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

George E. Glampe

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 25, 2002, A12

George E. Glampe, age 86, of Menomonie, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2000, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Arrangements are pending at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Scott T. Harrison

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 25, 2002, A12

Scott T. Harrison, age 24, of Eau Claire and formerly of Elk Mound, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002.

Arrangements are pending at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

[See complete obituary below]

Duane J. Dawson

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 25, 2002, A12

Duane J. Dawson, age 36, of Menomonie, died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002.

Duane was born on June 17, 1966, in Eau Claire to Jerry and Cheryl (Goettl) Dawson. He graduated from Menomonie High School in 1985. He married Linda Meinen on Oct. 26, 1987, in Chippewa Falls.

Duane joined the Navy and served four years in the Gulf War and was inactive for four more years. He worked the last 10 years at Cardinal Glass.

Duane loved his wife, his children, family and friends and life in general. He also liked woodworking, lighthouses, golf and the outdoors.

Duane is survived by his wife, Linda Dawson of Menomonie; five children, Angela Bergeron of Menomonie, Sue Ellen (Noah) Schoenick of Hawaii and Jacob Bergeron, Crystal Dawson and Zachary Dawson, all of Menomonie; his parents, Jerry and Cheryl Dawson of Menomonie; four brothers, Phillip (Patti) Dawson of Marion, Ill., Bill (Shannon) Dawson of Ogema, Troy (fiance Wendy) of Menomonie and Jerry, Jr. (Andrea) Dawson of Menomonie; maternal grandmother, Opal Goettl of Bloomer; paternal grandmother, Kathy Dubberke of Kansas; many in-laws, nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Burle Dawson; maternal grandfather, George Goettl, and father and mother-in-law, Bernard and Sylvia Meinen.

There will be a public visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26, at Olson Funeral Home, Menomonie. Private family services will be held.

David A. Wilson

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 25, 2002, A6

David A. Wilson, age 86, of Minnetonka, Minn., died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002.

Born May 3, 1916, in Mondovi, he was a graduate of Menomonie High School and the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Worked on newspapers in Ironwood, Mich., and Eau Claire. Became assistant executive director of the Commission on Public Communication of the former American Lutheran Church in Minneapolis in 1967. Retired from the ALC in 1981 and retired from the Air Force Reserves in 1976 with the rank of major.

Editor of "Commentator and ACTS," ALC leadership publications. Editor and founder of the Southwestern Minnesota District News (ALC) 1968-88. Editor of the ALC national offices house news "422" and of the "Counselor," national newsletter of the Religious Public Relations Council (RPRC). Past president of the Twin Cities RPRC and national RPRC secretary.

Preceded in death by wife, Irma Adeline Dale Wilson; parents, Hiram and Rose Elliott Wilson; and sister, June Wilson.

Survived by children, Sherry Kuswa, Sandra (Gene) Hanf, David, Susan (Wright) Nee, Dallas (Tina), Shirley (Kevin) Kapaun, Shelley (Rick) Snyder; grandchildren, Michael Kuswa, Laura (Chet} VanBlaricum, Sean Seamans, Nicholas Wilson, Brandon, Connor and Lauren Nee; great-grandchildren, Tori and Erica Kuswa; sisters, Dorothy Halberg and Mildred Haygood.

Services were Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, at the David Lee Funeral Home in Wayzata, Minn. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Methodist Hospital Hospice Program.

William F. Frieburg

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 25, 2002, A6

 William F. Frieburg, age 58, N11470 Tannery Road, Tomahawk, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander.

He was born May 30, 1944, in Baldwin to the late Oscar and Avanelle (Scott) Frieburg. He was married to Bonnie K. Witt on June 29, 1991, in Minocqua.

William moved to Tomahawk in 1989. He lived in Wausau for many years. He was a member of the Lions Club and the Curling Club in Wausau. He was the former owner of B&B's Country Inn. He was a member of the Pool League and was also a member of many snowmobile clubs. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed playing softball, snowmobiling, boating, and the outdoors.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Frieburg of Tomahawk; one daughter, Kara (Nick) Zizzo of Madison; one son, Chad (Amy) Frieburg of Verona; two brothers, Ames (Lillian) Frieburg of Alberta, Canada, and Donald (Julie) Frieburg of Glenwood City; one sister, Susie (Jim) Engum of Menomonie; one brother-in-law, Robert (Carol) Witt of Sheboygan; one sister-in-law, Bettiann (Gene) Carroll of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; his mother-in-law, Mildred Witt of Minocqua; one granddaughter, Ali Frieburg of Verona; one grandson, Riley Frieburg of Verona; and one grandchild - on the way.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, at the Krueger & Sons Funeral Home in Tomahawk with the Rev. Don Cannady officiating. Private graveside burial was held at Minocqua Memorial Cemetery.

Special thanks to everyone at Camp Deerhorn in Rhinelander for their help and concern.

Krueger & Sons Funeral Home in Tomahawk served the family.

Lionel E. Hillman Sr.

Dunn County News, Sun, Aug. 25, 2002, A6-A12

Lionel E. Hillman Sr., age 85, of Menomonie, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Lionel was born on April 12, 1917, in Menomonie to John Allen and Martha Elmira (Eighmy) Hillman. He was raised in the Downsville area. Lionel farmed just south of Menomonie until 1969 when he went to work for Western Dairyland until his retirement.

He enjoyed winters in Florida, woodcarving, fishing, and spending time with his family.

Lionel is survived by three sons and three daughters, Everett (Velma) Wilbur of Eau Claire, Lonnie (Jan) Hillman of Hayward, Jan (Laurie) Hillman of Menomonie; Joan (Ed) Brenner of Corona, Calif., Cindy (Wayne) Lutz of Elk Mound, and Kathy (Dave) Wagner of Boxboro, Mass.; special friend, Janet Wendt of Menomonie; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Donald (Sarah) Hillman of Eau Claire, Gerald (Diane) Hillman of Menomonie, and Marv (Jackie) Hillman of Colfax; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Pauline; one son, Jim; and one sister, Leola Naser.

Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with the Rev. Bob Friese officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph's Parish Cemetery in Menomonie.

Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

Charlotte A. Schemenauer

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 28, 2002, A6

Charlotte A. Schemenauer, 69, of 1014 W. Spruce Street, Chippewa Falls, died Sunday, August 25, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield.

She was born on October 13, 1932 in the Town of Woodmohr, the daughter of Mary (Walsberger) and William Smetana. She graduated from Bloomer High School.

She worked as a Dietary Technician for the Chippewa Falls Public Schools and Lakeside Nursing and Rehabilitation.

She was a member of St. Charles Church, Chippewa Falls.

She is survived by one son, Randall (Denise) Schemenauer of Manitowoc; one brother, Wallace Smetana of Menomonie; one grandson, Orion Schemenauer; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters Doris Prince and Gloria Smetana.

Honoring Charlotte's request, there will be no visitation or funeral services.

Graveside Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002 at South Catholic Cemetery in Bloomer.

Horan Funeral Home, Chippewa Falls is in charge of arrangements.

The family prefers memorials be given to the charity of your choice.

Scott T. Harrison

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 28, 2002, A6

Scott T. Harrison, age 24, of Eau Claire, formerly of Elk Mound, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002.

Scott was born November 5, 1977 in Bellflower, Calif., to Ted and Christine (Peterson) Harrison. Born and raised in Southern California, he moved to Wisconsin in 1994 and graduated from Elk Mound High School in 1995. Scott's love in life was his son Dylan and spending time with family and close friends. Some of his many interests include Sports, Music and attending concerts.

Scott is survived by son, Dylan Thomas Harrison; his girlfriend; Kathryn Mars of Eau Claire; mother; Christine Peterson of Woodbury, Minn.; father, Ted (Lori) Harrison of Temecula, Calif.; two sisters, Heidi Jo and Jamie Lee; one brother, Nicholas; one step-sister, Brandy; grandmother, Valerie Peterson of Menomonie; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by grandfather, Walter Peterson and grandparents, Larry and Patricia Owens.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Elk Mound with Reverend Brian Armstrong officiating. Burial will be in Waneka Cemetery in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn Co. A visitation will be held Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Vernon G. Christian

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 28, 2002, A6

 Vernon G. Christian, age 77, of Menomonie died Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, at Myrtle Werth Hospital - Mayo Health Systems in Menomonie.

Arrangements are pending at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Martha T. Codden

Dunn County News, Wed, Aug. 28, 2002, A6

Martha T. Codden, age 89, of Menomonie died on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Martha was born December 17, 1912 in Avon, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Nick and Lena (Van Heel) Thielen. Martha grew up on the family farm near Avon, as a young woman she moved with her family to St. Paul. Martha went to work to help the family during the depression. She later married George Codden in 1947 in St. Paul. After marriage they made their home in St. Paul. Martha worked as a secretary for Whirlpool Manufacturing in St. Paul for many years, until she retired. After he son's death, Martha moved to Menomonie in 1988, where she has remained the rest of her life.

She is survived by a sister, Mildred Bailey of Menomonie and several nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Martha is preceded in death by her parents, her husband George, her son Wayne, four brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday at St. Joseph, s Catholic Church in Menomonie with Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.

Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Home is serving the family. 

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